About Us

Blues Brews and a glimpse back in time

How it all came to be…

Located at 2337 South Michigan Avenue, our historic Landmark building takes you back in time to when the neighborhood was home to the original Chicago automotive industry. Starting in 1901 Motor Row District boasted countless automotive dealerships and showrooms. The district eventually became a part of the beginnings of the Chicago blues community with music bars, and even the legendary Chess Records – one of the original recording studios in the city. Our Brewery aims to bring all of this back; the music, the community and the industry.

Craft Beer From the City that Works

Lager focused creatively driven

Created by our Brewmaster, Frank Lassandrello, we make everything from spot-on interpretations of traditional styles to some of the wildest beers you’ll ever drink.

Our year-round offerings,  Reclamation Lager and Fleetwood Black, harken back to the Midwest’s proud tradition of great lager beers.

We will also offer extended seasonal releases (including a series of easy-drinking Belgian-style ales, perfect for summer) as well as collaborations and experimental one-offs.

Craft Brews On Draft

  • Our Flagship beer is a classic clean lager, a traditional style Munich Helles made with American pilsner malt and German aroma hops. 4.5%
    Reclamation Lager
    Our Flagship beer is a classic clean lager, a traditional style Munich Helles made with American pilsner malt and German aroma hops.
  • Dark Humor
    Our Blonde Belgian honey wheat is the perfect balance of light tart and a little sweet with a beautiful dry finish. This beer is wheaty deliciousness, a little bit of summer all year round. This batch of dry humor has been dubbed the Dark humor special for the fall season we brewed it with buckwheat honey from Laney Honey Family Farms.
  • Kangaroo Court
    The Australian pale ale is a maltier version of a hoppy American pale ale brewed with Aussie hops and a caramel roast mid malt.
    Our annual Wet Hopped beer! Brewed with wet Cascade hops from Hop Head Farms in MI and tons of oat and rye malt

Find Us

Our Taproom

2337 s Michigan Ave Chicago IL 60616

Steps from the Red and Green Line


Around Chicago


Upcoming Events

The Original Chicago Blues Stars Perform an open Jam session every Thursday

Mr. & Mrs.Smith Comedy Present Your Brain On Beer Stand up every month


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